Discover more about Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches in the blogs published here, which cover a wide range of fascinating subjects from the website. We also publish information about our events, projects and resources in this section. Blogs are added on a regular basis so please re-visit this section to view the latest ones and keep up to date with what we’re doing.


Biorachan Beag and Biorachan Mòr

Dr Dòmhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart, course leader for the MSc Material Culture and Gàidhealtachd History at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig looks in more detail at the traditional Gaelic children’s story, Biorachan Beag agus Biorachan Mòr.

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Barra and South Uist Community Events

Tobar an Dualchais held two community events between March and April: a concert in Barra organised in collaboration with Castlebay Community School, singer Claire Frances MacNeil, and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s music students and an event in South Uist in which a selection of recordings from the south end of the island were played. The events were funded by Creative Scotland through the Maoin nan Ealan Gàidhlig fund, which is supported by Fèisean nan Gàidheal.

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The precious legacy of Barra’s Annie Johnston

Thanks to funding from the ‘Maoin nan Ealain Gàidhlig’ scheme, Tobar an Dualchais had the privilege of working with Barra singer Claire Frances MacNeil to tap into the rich store of songs from the island featured on our website and inspired by the likes of Annie Johnston.

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Heritage Project for Schools Delivered

Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches has been delivering a project to secondary schools with Gaelic provision which aims to encourage and strengthen inter-generational transmission of Gaelic in the young people’s local communities.

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Hebridean weatherlore inspiring new art

Tobar an Dualchais Director Flòraidh Forrest examines oral traditions of weather lore, based on the work of the project’s 2022 Artist in Residence Calum Ferguson from North Uist.

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Calum Ferguson shares his work

On the 31st of January 2023, 18:00-21:00 at Portree Community Centre, Calum will share the finished work, behind the scenes images, participate in a Q & A and allow attendees to listen to some of the recordings which inspired the work.

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